|Moudry-traps Special live bird traps Many years experience with catching birds for ringing purposes|
The most frequently used type of a spring trap in the Czech Republic.
Bottom specifications: brown polyamide netting, mesh size 11x11 mm
Upper part specifications: black polyamide netting, mesh size 10x10 mm
Frame colour: dull chocolate brown (RAL8017)
Two pieces of triggers are delivered together with each trap.
This spring trap is suitable for trapping the birds, which are difficult to catch using mist nets (e.g. wheatear, stone-chat, whinchat, redstart, black-redstart, shrikes but also other insectivorous birds up to the size of blackbird).
This traps can be successfully used near nests and in all localities where it is impossible to prepare the vegetation for the set up of the mist nets.
The spring traps are best applied in places where you observe the birds you want to catch as they collect their foods. It is practical to rake up the surface soil and to camouflage the bottom part or whole trap at the place you want to set it.
Live meal worm (larva of Tenebrio molitor) is usually used as a bait.